Three people killed in Mannsville accident

By: Alexandra Carter Email
By: Alexandra Carter Email

MANNSVILLE, OK -- The Johnston County Sheriff's Office says three people are dead after a collision between a pick up truck and two motorcycles on Saturday night.

Authorities say they received a call around 8 last night about a driver who was allegedly driving unusually slow and all over the road on Highway 199. They say while dispatch was on the phone with the caller the 80-year-old driver of the pick-up truck crossed the center line and hit two motorcycles head on.

OHP says the driver of one of the motorcycles, 39-year-old Scott Lawson of Ardmore was pronounced dead on scene. His passenger 37-year-old Christie Lawson was flown to OU Medical Center where she is listed in stable condition.

Troopers say 64-year-old Robert Fullen and 56-year-old Karen Pletcher were on the other motorcycle and also died.

Investigators say John Peebles, the driver of the truck, was taken to a local hospital where he's listed in good condition.

OHP Trooper Ronnie Hampton says the investigation to determine the cause of the accident will take between 4 and 6 weeks, "we've took [sic] a toxicology sample from the driver of the white truck..and collected evidence here on the scene..we have our crash team on the scene..they're taking measurements tonight..photographing everything..and they'll come back out and do a mapping of the crash scene tomorrow."

Part of Highway 199 was closed for about three hours Saturday night. OHP, The Johnston County Sheriff's Office and EMS responded. Along with Mansfield and Dickson Fire Departments.


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